Visual art professors from Morris County’s colleges and universities have joined together to hold a group exhibit, offering residents an opportunity to experience the range of talent that exists in the area’s higher education community.
The Morris County Higher Education Invitational Exhibition will be held in the County College of Morris (CCM) Art Gallery from November 2 through January 22. A reception is scheduled for Thursday, November 5, in the gallery from 6 to 8 p.m.
The exhibition will feature paintings, ceramics, sculpture, design, photography and graphic design pieces by both full-time and adjunct faculty from CCM, Drew University, Fairleigh Dickinson University (FDU) and The College of Saint Elizabeth.
The exhibit is the result of the work of the Morris County Arts, Higher Education and Community Collaborative. The collaborative was formed during the summer of 2014 by Kadie Dempsey, director of Arts in the Community at Morris Arts; Clayton Allen, chair of Visual Arts at CCM; and representatives from Drew, FDU and The College of Saint Elizabeth.
“We formed the collaborative because we wanted to bring together the higher education community of artists in the county to share and promote our creative endeavors,” explains Todd L. W. Doney, professor of visual arts and gallery director at CCM. “This exhibition provides an opportunity for residents and others to experience the breadth of creativity that exists within the institutions of higher education in Morris County.”
The gallery is located on the first floor of the Learning Resource Center on CCM’s Randolph campus, 214 Center Grove Road. Hours are Mondays and Wednesdays, noon to 5 p.m.; Tuesdays and Thursdays, noon to 8 p.m.; Fridays, noon to 4 p.m.; and the first Saturday of the month from noon to 3 p.m.Photo: Painting, Mirrored Reclining Nude, by James Gwynne, professor of visual arts at County College of Morris.